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Manufactured Gas Plant Sites (Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas)

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  • Chicago, IL (Cook County)
  • See List of Sites on this page for:
    • EPA ID#
    • CERCLIS listing
  • Alias(es): Peoples Gas, North Shore Gas, Peoples Gas Light & Coke

Contact Information

Community Involvement Coordinator
Heriberto León (leon.heriberto@epa.gov)
312-886-6163 or 800-621-8431, ext. 66163

Remedial Project Manager
Ross Delrosario (delrosario.rosauro@epa.gov)
312-886-6195 or 800-621-8431, ext. 66195

Assisstant Regional Counsel
Peter Felitti


(where to view written records)

Repoitories are being set up at several Chicago Public Libraries


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has entered into an agreement with Peoples Gas Company to oversee the company's investigation of 11 former manufactured gas plant sites in Chicago. Peoples Gas will investigate the extent and nature of contamination on each of the sites, and then evaluate potential cleanup options. This process is expected to continue through 2015. Final cleanup determinations will be made by EPA, in consultation with Illinois EPA, the City of Chicago and area residents. (more...)

List of sites

The complete list of sites, with names referencing former MGP "stations":

Area Station Name Address ID Number
Near Goose Island Division St. Station 1241 W. Division St. ILD982074783
North Station An area bounded by North Crosby Street, West Division Street, West Hobbie Street and the North Branch Canal. ILD982074775
Willow Street Station West of intersection of Willow Street and North Kingsbury Street. ILD982074759
Hawthorne Avenue Station Northwest corner of intersection of North Marcey Street and West Willow Street (Willow and Hawthorne Stations are on opposite sides of North Kingsbury Street). ILN000510195
North North Shore Avenue Station An area bounded by Kedzie Avenue, Whipple Street, Albion Avenue and North Shore Avenue. ILN000510193
Near Ashland Avenue & Halsted Street 22nd Street Station 2200 S. Racine Ave. ILD982074767
Hough Place Station 2500 S. Corbett St. ILN000510190
Pitney Court Station 3052 Pitney Court ILN000510196
South Station
Throop Station
Approximately 2500 South, between South Throop Street and South Lock Street. ILN000510194
South Crawford Station 3500 S. Pulaski Ave. ILN000510192
Waukegan North Shore Gas (NSG) North Plant Intersection of Pershing and Dahringer Roads, Waukegan ILD984807990
North Shore Gas (NSG) South Plant Pershing Road, Waukegan ILD984809228

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